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#26745 of 29575 Accord LX - Bay Area Pricing
May 19, 2012 (2:46 am)
Today, I got a 2012 Honda Accord LX without any add-ons in Silver/Grey for $18,195 including destination. T/T/L were extra, but no other hidden dealer fees. This was Honda of Oakland, very straight forward transaction. I worked with Conoly Burne (Sales Manager) and Jeremy. I came in, showed them the competitors internet sales quotes, and they came back a few hundred dollars lower! I took their quote to my other dealers and no one would even match it, much less beat it so I knew I had bottomed out. I know the 2013's are coming which is why the price has fallen (clearing inventory) but I needed the car now so couldn't wait for the new ones and regardless I like that they've worked out all the bugs in this generation by this point so reliability should be great. CVT and Direct Injection are big changes to the lineup and could present problems long-term for the 2013's. Plus if the 2008's are any indicator, the first year of a new generation can be a bit rough.
In case you're curious, the Hyundai Sonata was the runner-up, mildly lower price but worse financing deal meant that it was the same total cost after 5 years. Furthermore, despite the Sonata's attractive bells/whistles and fresh look I couldn't bring myself to buy a car from a brand that doesn't have any track record of good reliability greater than 5 or 6 years. The Sonata's are good cars now, but that doesn't mean they'll hold up a decade from now (I own cars forever when I buy them). They very well might, but there's no history to back that up. I also felt the the Accord, while much more sedate, had much better visibility and handling. Road noise was pretty much equal. Power was mildly better in the Sonata, but realistically the Accord was totally sufficient for daily use. I can't say that I'm "in love" with it, but I have tremendous faith that it will get me from A to B safely and without a fuss for years to come.
#26746 of 29575 Re: The 2012 Driven to Win Sales Event [tom_mhn]
May 21, 2012 (4:33 am)
please forward me the email you got from bernadi honda.
#26747 of 29575 EX-L Coupe Lease
May 21, 2012 (5:07 am)
Fort Worth Texas
2012 EX-L Coupe
MSRP - $28,195
TT&L included in monthly
$295 due at signing
#26748 of 29575 Re: The 2012 Driven to Win Sales Event [landofand]
May 21, 2012 (6:20 am)
Sent me your email address and i will forward it to you, i don't see the option for attachments here.
#26749 of 29575 Re: The 2012 Driven to Win Sales Event [landofand]
by kyfdx HOST
May 21, 2012 (6:56 am)
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#26750 of 29575 what's a good deal on a brand new 2012 LX manual trans?
May 21, 2012 (5:04 pm)
wondering if $17,500 or less is a reasonable price right now for a 2012 Accord LX manual trans. Basically the "cheapest" model accord. What is everyone else being offered for this car? Thanks
#26751 of 29575 Re: Honda Accord EX-L V6 with Navigation/leather [vze39n8v]
May 22, 2012 (6:44 am)
That looks like a very good deal. Could you share where you got the quote from? I am looking for an EX-L 4 cyl NAVI as well. The best quote I received was about $25700 from a dealership in Ohio. Out here on the west coast, I couldnt get anything better than $26700 (from a dealership in Or)
#26752 of 29575 best prices
May 22, 2012 (6:46 am)
It appears $6700 under MSRP ($30K) is the best deal I have seen so far here. Are we expecting any better deals as we head into the new model year? anyone with insight
#26753 of 29575 any west coast deals?
May 22, 2012 (6:59 am)
The prices out here on the west coast are always jacked up for some reason.. particularly in the seattle area. bay area is somewhat better with lower prices but nothing compared to Maryland.
This situation hasnt changed over many years. in 2006 when I was looking for a Honda I had to fly into Ohio to buy my car and drive it back to Seattle and in the process saved about $2.5K if you dont count the airfare and hotel charges and my time.
I am willing to pay a premium over the prices in MD to buy at a dealership in the west coast but the price difference is so large ~$3K that I am again beginning to balk at it and weighing the pros and cons of repeating the excercise I had done in 2006.
Does anyone have any info on a good deal/price out here on the west coast (Washington, Oregon, California, idaho, Montana, even Nevada) The premium I am willing to pay reduces with the distance I need to travel, ofcourse.
#26754 of 29575 Re: any west coast deals? [rman66]
May 22, 2012 (1:33 pm)
I am in the Bay area, and I emailed every single Honda dealer within a 2 hour drive from San Francisco. The best deal I got was from Manly Honda (Santa Rosa, CA). I bought a car there last week for 22, 250 (out the door) including t/t/l and destination fees for an Accord Sedan EX. Amazing deal that no other dealer except one (Grace Honda) would even think about matching in the area! Grave Honda would match but only if I bought specific colors.
I had a very enjoyable experience there too - everyone is very polite and helpful. I asked multiple times via email if there were ANY kind of added fees of any kind, and they said no. I was skeptical when I came in, but they were true to their word! Exactly 22, 250 out the door! Highly recommended.
Hope this helps.